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2,716 31,913 Newbie
by rockjunquie
Sept 26, 2021 6:53:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing

Please let us know if you need help sorting out any challenges or technical issues experienced while using this forum. Feel free to use this area for testing purposes. Unregistered guests are allowed to post in this "technical help" board if having trouble registering, or a registered member who has become locked out for technical reasons.

163 1,485 How do I delete my profile?
by Tommy
Sept 25, 2021 8:24:56 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 26 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

5,204 64,146 Breaking big pieces?
by gatorflash1
Sept 25, 2021 22:22:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

3,678 50,452 Raleigh NC Unknowns
by ncboxorox
Sept 25, 2021 17:57:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 5 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

11,278 150,360 Reef fish swooper
by jadedvision
Sept 26, 2021 9:26:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

4,850 60,142 Copper Patina
by rockpickerforever
Sept 20, 2021 21:05:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 2 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

958 13,368 A couple of pendants
by rockindad
Sept 12, 2021 20:21:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

339 4,721 Worry Stone Carving Complexities
by hummingbirdstones
Sept 24, 2021 22:12:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations, intarsia, glass, metal, etc.

Show off your finished creations, or on-going projects, using various materials or methods that exercise your creativity and expand your lapidary skills, while inspiring others to grow with you

1,640 24,768 How to Make Tumbled Crosses
by jman
Sept 22, 2021 19:07:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

108 1,543 Manual for Fac-Ette Gemmaster Seattle
by lorney
Sept 9, 2021 22:32:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

154 2,677 How to make your own polishing cups.
by callmerob
Aug 23, 2021 13:09:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials - 1 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for lapidary specific posts that are deemed exceptional and informative, and important to be preserved as a topic specific article or DIY tutorial. Please do not post questions in these areas - posts are created here as topic specific tutorials or moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock Tumbling Tutorials, Creating Cabochons Tutorials, Wire Wrapping Tutorials, Metal Smithing Tutorials, Other Articles and Tutorials

101 2,950 cutting 90 degree inside corners for crosses
by lapitup
Sept 3, 2021 8:03:30 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 1 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

582 4,622 If one atom of iron was shot at my head . . .
by 1dave
Sept 25, 2021 20:49:49 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 20 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

13,419 145,645 20 dangerous minerals you don't want to lick
by stephan
Sept 24, 2021 23:42:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,135 63,340 Purple Cow - first experience
by jasoninsd
Sept 26, 2021 8:59:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 6 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


1,908 23,768 slab saw part id? Came with Highland Park 10" gravity feed.
by hummingbirdstones2
Sept 26, 2021 9:17:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 2 Viewing

Show us your specimen pieces, polished or not. Slabs or thunder-eggs or any other rock related item destined for a display case because it is just too beautiful or too important to cut up

3,483 40,936 Saturday Pet Wood!
by woodman
Sept 25, 2021 17:31:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,133 12,116 Black Coral + ?'s
by fernwood
Sept 21, 2021 4:13:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 5 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

2,958 24,487 Jasper, maybe Morgan Hill??
by travelingsoul
Sept 26, 2021 10:42:44 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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No New Posts Member Photography

A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,910 136,340 Vacation Souvenir
by jasoninsd
Sept 21, 2021 0:10:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests

Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

777 25,739 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Challenge Sep 2021 Theme: Northwest Jasper
by victor1941
Sept 26, 2021 9:17:23 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 10 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,742 32,382 Hairy Mosquito part 2
by hummingbirdstones
Sept 26, 2021 9:37:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice - 2 Viewing

Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,350 11,075 The Rock Shed
by fernwood
Sept 26, 2021 5:26:12 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 2 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,468 29,362 Any Interest in Wisconsin Moonstone?
by fernwood
Sept 26, 2021 8:57:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

12,077 165,999 The Official Day In Pictures Thread™️
by pizzano
Sept 26, 2021 11:26:41 GMT -5


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mohs: muy bueno! Sept 25, 2021 9:34:11 GMT -5
mohs: Sept 25, 2021 9:34:37 GMT -5
rickb: (thumbs-up) Sept 25, 2021 9:54:02 GMT -5
mohs: should have named it MostlyTacoh's Sept 25, 2021 11:39:24 GMT -5 *
mohs: soft shell tostada Sept 25, 2021 11:42:21 GMT -5
rickb: So, I've been on the porch all afternoon cutting around 50 preforms with the Rock Rascal.
My supervisor stuck her head out the door and asked "Are those your new jeans?"
I replied "Probably." 30 mins. later, I'm now washing clothes.
Sept 25, 2021 15:50:26 GMT -5 *
mohs: tumbling some of those rocks... most likely Sept 25, 2021 15:56:11 GMT -5
mohs: uggghh I want go butte-- but it to bright Sept 25, 2021 15:58:23 GMT -5
1dave: When you've Got IT, Flaunt it! (thumbs-up) Sept 25, 2021 16:45:29 GMT -5 *
Wooferhound: The best way to get a Dogs Attention is to Ignore it Sept 25, 2021 16:50:22 GMT -5
amygdule: Are you Lonely ? Sept 25, 2021 18:14:17 GMT -5
mohs: most the rime...mostly Sept 25, 2021 18:27:50 GMT -5
mohs: sky's are clouding... mighty butte/\ Sept 25, 2021 18:29:22 GMT -5
amygdule: It's time to mow the lawn before it gets dark Sept 25, 2021 18:54:06 GMT -5
mohs: reel or rotary (rofl) Sept 25, 2021 18:55:38 GMT -5
amygdule: A real rotary powered by Gasoline Sept 25, 2021 18:58:12 GMT -5
mohs: master zenjerohs ... Sept 25, 2021 19:01:44 GMT -5
mohs: Sept 25, 2021 19:02:16 GMT -5
1dave: I CAME. I SAW. I fainted. Sept 25, 2021 20:42:13 GMT -5
rickb: Sept 25, 2021 20:50:17 GMT -5